Classic Chili Poblano Rellenos

"I love chili rellenos and with poblano chilies, they are super good! I hope you enjoy this classic recipe, using poblano chilies! This chile pepper is often mislabeled 'Pasilla', which is a different pepper entirely.It is one of the most popular chiles in Mexico and has won the appreciation of many a chef worldwide because of the superior flavor it has over regular bell peppers. They have a tough outer skin that usually requires roasting and peeling before use. These very large chile peppers are most popular in chiles rellenos recipes, but cooking with these as a substitute for bell peppers in any recipe will enhance the flavor."
 
Classic Chili Poblano Rellenos created by Sharon123
Ready In:
40mins
Ingredients:
10
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ingredients

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directions

  • Roast the chiles:.
  • Roast the chilies by broiling three to five minutes on each side. The skin will begin to char and get black spots. Remove, cool a minute or two, then wrap in plastic wrap and let it sit five minutes. Remove the wrap and peel chilies.
  • Keep the broiler on.
  • Carefully cut a lengthwise slit into each chile and stuff with some cheddar cheese. Combine the flour, salt and pepper and dredge the chiles.
  • In a large saucepan, heat 1/2" of shortening till very hot.
  • Fold the egg yolks into the whites and working with 2 chiles at a time, dip the chiles into the egg batter and fry, turning occasionally, until golden brown, no more than a couple of minutes. With a slotted spoon transfer the chiles (careful--they are delicate) to paper towels to drain.
  • Arrange the chiles on a flameproof plate and sprinkle with sharp cheddar. Broil the chiles just long enough to melt the cheese.
  • Serve immediately, accompanied by your favorite salsa. Enjoy!

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  1. SteakTaters
    Just like the nearby Mexican restaurant. The poblanos I used were huge! Batter turned out perfect. <br/><br/>I will mix in some chopped fajita chicken next time for a yummy addition.
     
  2. ddav0962
    Classic Chili Poblano Rellenos Created by ddav0962
  3. ddav0962
    I have never had chili rellenos before.......WHY have I never had these before? These are so good, we love them! They're so flavorful and not too overly spicy. I made these for Bargain Basement and these are a keeper! Thanks Sharon!
     
  4. Sharon123
    Classic Chili Poblano Rellenos Created by Sharon123
  5. Sharon123
    I love chili rellenos and with poblano chilies, they are super good! I hope you enjoy this classic recipe, using poblano chilies! This chile pepper is often mislabeled 'Pasilla', which is a different pepper entirely.It is one of the most popular chiles in Mexico and has won the appreciation of many a chef worldwide because of the superior flavor it has over regular bell peppers. They have a tough outer skin that usually requires roasting and peeling before use. These very large chile peppers are most popular in chiles rellenos recipes, but cooking with these as a substitute for bell peppers in any recipe will enhance the flavor.
     

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